Companies using criminal records or bad credit reports to screen out job applicants might run afoul of anti-discrimination laws as the government steps up scrutiny of hiring policies that could hurt blacks and Hispanics. A blanket refusal to hire workers based on criminal records or credit problems can be illegal if it has a disparate impact on racial minorities, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency that enforces the nation's employment discrimination laws.
EEOC Warns Against Illegal Job-Screening Tactics
The Associated Press
August 12, 2010
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